Manchester Art – Free Arts Festival 3rd March

Manchester Art
26th February 2018

Manchester Art from Beesblogs If the Beast from the East allows, why not brave the weather and see the Free Arts Festival at NOMA this weekend? Plus, Saul Hay Gallery in Castlefield will be showing a selection of  Experimental Films part of Manchester Film Festival 2018 – Free. (More information on both these below). You can also see there latest exhibition of contemporary art ‘Looking Forward’ Manchester art Gallery’s Annie…


BeesBlogs Talks To Sara Riccardi – Founder of Art Across

Sara Riccardi
9th January 2018

BeesBlogs talks to Sara Riccardi of Art Across     BeesBlogs spoke to Sara Riccardi the face behind Art Across a project aiming to bring open discussion about modern art and its evolution from art history. Born in Rome, Sara Riccardi, arrived in Manchester via Bath having completed her BA and MA in the History of Art at “La Sapienza” University of Rome. Living among some of the worlds great…


Bee in the City Launch and Art2c in Manchester this December

4th December 2017

In Art2c in December we have: Bee in the City Launch | Peter Hodgson retrospective at Castlefield Gallery. | Mike Chavez-Dawson in Conversation with Sara Riccardi at Saul Hay Gallery | John Stezaker at The Whitworth | Winter Exhibition at Contemporary Six | Hidden Treasure at The Portico Library |    Bee in the City 2018 – Manchester will be Buzzin next Summer   Manchester officially launched the Bee in…


OA Studios – New Artist Led Space joins Greater Manchester’s Vibrant Art Scene

OA Studios
28th November 2017

OA Studios. A Welcome Addition to Greater Manchester’s Vibrant Art Scene     Hot on the heels of the Paradise Works launch comes OA Studios. I visited the King Street, Salford based Studios new artist led space, complete with its own exhibition gallery, the morning after the night before’s launch party. …..which I think was a great success!   A 5 minutes walk from Victoria Station and just off Blackfriars…


Artzu Gallery – Light | Touch Exhibition

6th November 2017

  Artzu – Light | Touch 8th-23rd November   Artzu, one of Manchester’s most established independent galleries, has announced its latest exhibition which promises to be a riot of light and colour as we enter the darkness of the winter nights. North West artists Stephen Farley and Tony Spink, are well established in their own right and have joined  to produce this exhibition of their work.   Stephen Farley’s themes…


Art2c in Manchester – November Snippets

November Snippets
31st October 2017

November Snippets – Art2c in Manchester this month Now that the Manchester Contemporary and Buy Art Fair are over what can Manchester art lovers see in November? Hetain Patel  Raqs Media Collective | HOME | Air Gallery | The Old Courts | Saul Hay Gallery | Bury Art Museum  Hetain Patel – ‘Don’t Look at the Finger’ at Manchester Art Gallery   The current must see for me is part…


Bruntwood Prize for Playwrighting 2017 – Shorlist Announced

26th October 2017

Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting 2017 Shortlist   Top left to bottom right: Alan McKendrick, Archie Maddox, Daniel Foxsmith, Joshua Val Martin, Kevin Doyle, Laurie Nunn, Rebecca Callard, Sharon Clark, Tim Foley and Timothy X Atack. Photographer: The Other Richards. Bruntwood Prize Awards Ceremony: 13 November 2017 I have to declare that as a member and season ticket holder at the Royal Exchange Theatre, I look forward to the Bruntwood Prize…


Paradise Works & The Manchester Contemporary 2017- Manchester’s Great Weekend of Art

Manchester Contemporary
23rd October 2017

Manchester Contemporary & Paradise Works Opening – Manchester’s Great Weekend of Art   It’s going to be a great weekend for art lovers and artists alike this weekend as Manchester Contemporary 2017, now in its tenth edition, and the only UK invitational art fair for critically engaged contemporary art outside London comes to Manchester Central and Artists Hilary Jack and Lucy Harvey, with the support of Tom Bloxham’s  Urban Splash…


Saul Hay Anniversary Exhibition – BeesBlogs Interviews Co-Directors Catherine & Ian Hay

Saul Hay
13th October 2017

Saul Hay – First Anniversary Exhibition – BeesBlogs talks to Co-Directors Catherine & Ian Hay   Saul Hay Fine Art opened in October 2016. Born of love for contemporary art and a passion to realise a long-held dream, Catherine and Ian Hay have put their dream, and their money to the ultimate test. They’ve certainly made a mark on Manchester’s art scene. They have a stand at The Manchester Contemporary …


Andrew Brooks – BeesBlogs Talks to Manchester’s Award Winning Photographer

Andrew Brooks
5th October 2017

Andrew Brooks – BeesBlogs Talks to Manchester’s Award Winning Photographer Andrew Brooks is an acclaimed North West photographer, artist, and filmmaker and winner of the GM Arts Prize 2016. Originally from Cambridgeshire, Andrew came to Manchester more than 20 years ago, via Stockport College where he studied Documentary Photography. His photography, taking inspiration from the likes of JMW Turner and the Romantic era, produces works of immense depth engineered  with…